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Equipping and turning on a portable gas lamp (in pristine condition) at night, changes to a "lit" texture but does not shed any light. {F28101} {F28102} {F28103} {F28104} {F28105}


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Steps To Reproduce
  • equip portable gas lamp with large gas canister
  • Turn on at night

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spykr added a subscriber: spykr.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
spykr added a comment.Dec 17 2013, 8:07 AM

5 people in here reporting the bug and none of you can take a screenshot..?

Onty added a subscriber: Onty.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
Onty added a comment.Dec 17 2013, 3:27 PM

Yesterday, i could turn it on if it was on the ground. When i picked it up. Light was gone even tho it was on.

HingeP added a subscriber: HingeP.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Dean addressed this issue in his last stream before release. It is a new item he recently created but when he tried it in the stream, it didn't work. He is well aware of this bug. However, I still think it was good reporting the bug here.

Just gonna drop a VOD from lirik's stream here: watch from 06:03:30.

reder12 added a subscriber: reder12.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I tried it only once indoors.Worked fine atleast for me.

The lantern worked for me yesterday for about an hour, than not for the rest of the night. Ended up being the same as the twitch link from igotinfected

Beardy added a subscriber: Beardy.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

The lantern was working for me when outside but not working in buildings. Not sure if this is still the case. Will check when I get a new gas canister.

Nuksu added a subscriber: Nuksu.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
Nuksu added a comment.Dec 17 2013, 7:50 PM

I had it working well outside and indoors, but when the game crashed once. It stopped working...

Might be because; when the game crashed. My 2 gas canisters and the lamp itself all of a sudden where DAMAGED.

Treekyn added a subscriber: Treekyn.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

I had this issue. I lit mine up and it was really bright, my friend lit his at the same time, and the actual object lit up, but no light was cast. we both logged out very shortly after, and I came back later and mine was doing the same as his.

Kermit added a subscriber: Kermit.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Lantern's work prefectly fine, Depending on the gas in the canister and what health its at works.. I never had a problem

f1v3 added a subscriber: f1v3.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
f1v3 added a comment.Dec 18 2013, 9:09 AM

This lamp only works while on the ground (when not handheld or in inventory).

It could be that this is the intended behaviour for the gas lamp.

I've used the lamp in my inventory. It did not require for me to actually hold it for it to be able to produce light when turning it on, used it everywhere but turning it off outside only using it indoors. But it stopped working after a while of turning it off and on(not every 2seconds, only when entering houses). I switched a damaged large gas tank for a prestine one and the lantern was also prestine but it just did not want to work. tried holding it in my hand. Still didn't do the trick. It just stopped working just like that.

Crayzed added a subscriber: Crayzed.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Have not been able to reproduce the bug will keep trying

the option to light the lamp appears even if there is no gas can attached to it

aN00B1s added a subscriber: aN00B1s.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Seems like it's not working when there are very deep night or lamp is very damaged.

I have a pristine lamp and a pristine large gas cylinder and the very first time i used it inside a house it lit the room like daylight.. it was glorious, then the very next time i used it nothing, I got the glow in the lamp like it was on but no light was thrown. I tried swapping gas and un-equipping then re-equipping the lantern to no avail, I even came across a worn lantern and tried that with no luck.

Confirmed, tried to light up a lamp last night in two different houses with no visual effect. The Lamp itself "lit up", but no light was cast from it.

wSadek added a subscriber: wSadek.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

NikoGT is right i had the same situation when i logged out and lamp stopped working. It wasn't giving any light.

I had no issues with the lamp two builds ago... I haven't tried since the latest build.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

My lantern was working and then I logged out. When I logged back in my lantern didn't cast light. A new lantern I found cast light when I attached a gas canister and lit it up.

juizah added a subscriber: juizah.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

"Fresh" (not used before) lanterns works fine for me, but when i log out and then log in, lanterns in my invertory become unable to give any light.

Bataata added a subscriber: Bataata.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Hey I tried it indoor and outdoor on 822 on different servers still doesn't illuminate anything just goes white for some reason

I used such a lamp together with the two slot gas canister yesterday, and the lamp worked as expected then. Today however, I used a lamp with a one slot gas canister and there was no light this time, only the whiteish glass indicated that the lamp was on.

My initial thought was that perhaps only two slot gas canisters work for the lamp, but I might be wrong about that.

I was able to reproduce this bug with logging out and in again (while having the gas lamp in the inventory). Reproduced this bug twice.

I used a gas lamp and could see the light but my teammate could not see it for 20-30 seconds. Then out of no where he could see it too.

73ddy added a subscriber: 73ddy.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
73ddy added a comment.Dec 21 2013, 2:55 AM

Just tested it and the lamp worked fine for me and a buddy in v.113860

if doublepost: sry, but have you ever tried to combine the gas lamp with a gas canister?

Knar added a subscriber: Knar.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
Knar added a comment.Dec 21 2013, 1:18 PM

The first time I used the lamp it worked perfectly, but since the first patch it has been broken for me. I have found many new lamps and canisters but none of them work. I get the graphic where the lamp glows white, but it casts no light.

I have tried it with both small and large canisters of various quality/durability.

NikoGT added a subscriber: NikoGT.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

It has to do with if you've ever logged out of a server or not. The first time you enter a server and find the lamp, the lamp will light everything up correctly. However, if you log out and log back in, the lamp will no longer work on that characters life. You have to die and find a new one before it will work. Even picking up a new one does nothing. It is somehow tied to your character.

Also happened to me, used with both a medium and large canister. Got actual light to emit once, but after that just messed up vision (turned screen black) and when cut off vision went back to normal.

NikoGT has found the cause, that is it.

Can also confirm that logging out with a lit lamp breaks it.

Alpaca added a subscriber: Alpaca.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

gas lamp is still not working with alphabuild 0.30.113911

confirmed by me - lamp doesnt cast any light (i've tested only big gas canister so far, not sure abount small ones)

I ran across this same issue, and it does seem to somehow be related to the character/server instance. I picked up a gas lamp and small gas canister last night, and it worked fine. However, today when I logged into a different server, I get the same results - it changes to a lit/fullbright texture, but casts no light. I have tried detaching and reattaching it, a well as dropping it and picking it back up, but nothing helps.

HellCat added a subscriber: HellCat.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Confirmed, casts no light; has bright texture.
Darkens your flashlight cone if looking directly at it.
Tested with "small gas canister" inside and outside with same results.
Version: "0.30.113860"

Confirmed. Tried two lanterns in different conditions (One pristine and one damaged). Tested outside and inside. Tested on ground and in hand. In all cases the glass lights up but casts no light on anything.

Version 0.30.113860

Confirmed, casts no light.
Tested at moonless night with badly damaged lamp including large gas canister.
Tested indoor and outdoor.
Lamp is visibly on, but does not illuminate anything around.

ottk3 added a subscriber: ottk3.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
elys22 added a subscriber: elys22.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
elys22 added a comment.Jan 8 2014, 9:47 AM

I have also had this happen, the odd thing was it was working fine and then suddenly just stopped working.

Another interesting "malfunction" of the lamp (which should actually have been added here):

Look at the screenshots in bug report 0005395

The light is cast fine for a player further away from the player holding the lamp. When he comes closer however, the light disappears.

This is now fixed in the current build.

Math added a comment.Jan 8 2014, 1:35 PM

I have exactly the same problem, and I have made a video of this.

I've tried to put it on the site, but it failed...

Look at this :

I hope it will help. It's a good game and I wish he will be finished soon ! ^_^

dez1nd added a subscriber: dez1nd.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Disabling postprocessing isn't fix but help for DEVELOPERS HOW TO REPRODUCE this bug.

if you have disabled postp. you cannot see anything just white texture on gas lamp

if you have enabled postp. you will see little change.. but still not light

Disabling Post Processing is not a good option for fixing the lamp. The lamp needs to work with Post Processing ON. Post Processing has a function in this game and should never be turned off. PP allows for screen blurring when you are not healthy and/or dying. You will not have the full feedback required to correctly interpret your health condition if PP is OFF.

Also... how is this item now classified as NEED MORE INFORMATION? There is tons of information here. Now the devs need to fix it. Lots of armchair devs making calls here. (No offense to any of you, and good sleuthing to all of you). Now the real devs need to solve it.

psalm added a comment.Jan 30 2014, 6:16 AM

Capecodcaper: This happened to me while specifically staying on the same server for testing purposes. All it took was a disconnection, you didn't even need to switch servers, just had to close the game.

It has to do with switching servers. When you use it in one server, you can't use it in another.

psalm added a comment.Jan 28 2014, 8:50 AM

dez1nd: Disable postprocessing fixes the issue?


atrika added a subscriber: atrika.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM

Got a pristine Lamp today (brand new) and a prisitine big gas tank. No light was emitted on the first use. Maybe the gas in the tank is not saved (zero'd) when changing servers? I don't know what info you need Matt, it's pretty easy to reproduce.

  1. Get a gas lamp
  2. Attach a gas tank to it
  3. Put it in your hands and turn it on.
  4. If it emits light, switch server/respawn and try 3 again.
psalm added a comment.Jan 27 2014, 7:49 PM

I am also experiencing this. Newly found lamps will work. As soon as you disconnect though, they stop working from then on out. I have dropped them, and picked them back up hoping the item would "reset" but that does not work. I have also left the server, and come back picking the item up and it still does not work. They sure are nice for looting houses when they do work though...

Confirming this as well. The lantern works when you first pick it up but leaving and rejoining the server (or another) then causes it to stop working.

This is the same case with:
All sizes of gas canister,
Leaving the lantern on or off when leaving,
Having a gas canister connected or not when leaving.

I've got it to work once and it was great; but it looks like it usually doesn't emit any light.

exa added a subscriber: exa.May 8 2016, 1:54 PM
exa added a comment.Jan 24 2014, 11:38 PM

Same issue I had this lamp that had amazing light but now it just glows ....